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full hour and a half of news. until then have a great day. because we just can't get enough of it, we'll leave you some video strategy. good morning, fall of a hero, legendary general david petraeus steps down at cia director after admitting an extramarital affair. as questions about the affair and the fallout swirl around washington. state of confusion, the rest of the country has elected a president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieberreak up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely
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screaming with joy. on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on
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that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. and with prices skyrocketing at the super market, we have tips on stretching your dollar and making your groceries last longer. and speaking of money, famous women making it fashionable to recycle outfits. i wore this suit six weeks ago, okay? >> and a poodle mix that was rescued from a trash heat and who is blind. i watched this piece earlier
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today, it brings tears to your eyes. we begin this morning with the scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. good morning to you erica, this stunning news comes on the heels of the president's triumphant reelection. he lead combat forces in iraq and afghanistan and was considered one of the top leaders of his generation. sources say his reputation was sterling. he was known for putting country first, that all changed this week when he offered his resignation. he says after being married for 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. it is unacceptable as a husband and a leader of an organization such as ours.
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nbc news as confirmed that the fbi opened an investigation if broadwell had improper access to he e-mails or other computer access. michael morell was appointed to take over, and he released this statement thanking petraeus for his service. >> he has made our country safer and stronger. going forward, my thoughts and prayers are with petraeus. now this comes as the cia and the obama administration face intense scrutiny about that b benghazi attack. >> what can you tell us about mike morell? will he now testify? this week is the hearing on the benghazi attack, correct? >> that's what's expected. she very well known not only to the president, but to the cia. he is a career agency officer. he joined back in 1980 when he
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was just 21 years old as an economic analyst. he is one of the top people who was briefing president obama during the planning process to take down osama bin laden, so president obama has a tremendous amount of confidence in michael morell. >> and in terms of members of congress in the intelligence community, an interesting reaction. it it come as a complete shock? >> a complete shock. i was working the phones all day long talking to my sources at the white house and capitol hill, and they say they never would have expected this from david petraeus. his reputation was really sterli sterling. you had senator dianne feinstein come out and say i respect his decision, but i rish he had not accepted his resignation. i spoke to a number of members
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of the intelligence community that said this is the right thing to do. mark halprin, this all came as a shock, but there's still a lot of kwetss about the timing here in terms of when he went to see the president. is there anything there? >> the timing for a lot of people is curious sandwiched between the election and next week's testimony on benghazi. still a lot of questions for both parties. and the cia's roll there before, during, and after the tragic event. i suspect people will still want to hear from him and question why he is no longer testifying. probably, based on everything we know, this is a personal failure as he said, but people are going to raise questions until more facts are known, particularly
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about what were the or ggins. people are still questions benghazi and if there was blackmail. there's no evidence that his hand was forced, but that's what people are wondering now. >> people want to know what exactly the fbi was looking into. >> they were concerned someone else was accessing his e-mail, own that's a concern. >> yes, here is a guy, a long record of public service, serving the country, and considered a man of uninpeachble honorability. we will learn more, no doubt. >> what is the impact you see on the military community and the intelligence community. >> a lot of people are shocked.
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if you're not part of the washington community and the people on capitol hill, you don't recognize -- you can't know how big of a shack this is to people. the president has to remake his national security team. i don't think he was planning on replacing the cia director, he will have to replace hillary clinton, leon panetta, maybe his attorney general. the president demands two things, diversity and excellence. and now, replacing his cia director will be part of that mix. some people in the pentagon, in the intelligence committee resented him a bit. he was a super star, he performed at a very high level. one of the most excellent people in his profession. they need to find somebody to replace him that's equally as
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excellent. >> is there a political fallout for the president or any others? washington? >> i think it could relate to benghazi. one of the things that goes on, when there is a national security scandal or crisis, is there is tensions between people in the intelligence world, political people at the white house, and the suspicion for a lot of people is that things were being covered up, not fully discussed. no doubt the cia is at the center of that. two of the people that tragically died were part of the cia, so there could be some controversial and from a point of view, why did we get it back as late as we did, his resignation, as shocking as it is, teases some of those questions of what will happen at the testimony next week, what were the facts leading up to the tragedy and in the aftermath. >> we'll be watching closely, that's for sure. >> thanks, now today looming
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fiscal cliff, drastic spending cuts and tax hikes to kick in at the end of the year if congress does not reach a deal. a showdown is looming between the president and congress. good morning. >> good morning, lester, both sides say they want compromise, but there is not much common ground on one big issue, how much should the wealthy pay in taxes. >> president obama issued a warning ahead of the coming fiscal fight with republicans. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. on tuesday night, we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> that approach means making the wealthy pay more in taxes, a vow the president made repeatedly in the campaign, but john boehner, appearing earlier in the day, says it won't happen on his watch.
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>> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> it is the key sticking point, and if it can't be resolved by the end of the year, the nation heads over the fiscal cliff. a combination of expires tax cuts costing the average household almost $3500 in higher taxes next year. combined, analysts say it would mean slower economic growth and a soaring jobless rate next year. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> both sides hint if there is to be a deal, it could ultimately include chances to the tax code and an overhaul of entitlement programs. >> it's not like there is money in social security or medicare, this has to be dealt with. everything on the revenue and
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spending side has to be looked at. >> there you have it, both sides have drawn their lines in the sand publicly. the first steps may come next week when the president hosts leaders here at the white house. bob, thank you. senator corker, welcome. >> good morning. >> i want to get your thoughts on the resignation of cia director petraeus, do you agree with the president that it was the right thing to accept the resignation. >> i don't know all of the details, he is something that everybody respected, and certainly my thoughts are with him and his wife, and i think more details will come out as time goes on. he is certainly someone here in congress that when he spoke, people listened and he will be missed sorely. >> let's talk about the financial situation the nation is in right now. the president and speaker boehner were staking out positions yesterday, but at the
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same time not being nailed down on specifics. do you think that both are really in a mood to compromise? that we'll see a true meeting of the minds here? >> i hope so, if we're going to get a result by year end, the only way we will do it is if the two of them are in agreement. that's the only way for it to occur. i see a lot of common ground. i think people on the right and the left agree that the upper income can pay more, it's just whether you get it through rates or closing loopholes and reductions. republicans have long been willing to let loopholes and deductions will closed for upper income people like myself to generate income. and that's a progrowth way to generate revenues. >> at the end of the day, if there is more money coming out of your paycheck, what does it matter what you call it? >> well, here is the deal, most small businesses and most
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businesses in general file their income taxes through llcs, they're paying at a personal level. so if you do it the way i outlined, you generate a progrowth system for individuals, but the loopholes are closed. it's a progrowth way growth for the economy. it's a way of generating economic growth, and at the same time, generating those revenues for weather persons. i don't think the issue is about revenues. i think speaker boehner laid out 800 billion in revenues the last time they met. the real issue here in my opinion, and i meet republicans and democrats all the time, is how deeply we'll deal with the issue of entitlements and especially the medicare program. to me, that's the key to the discussions, and that is, will the president will willing to really fundamentally change the
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medicare program. i think he if he is willing to do that, you will see a compromise here. >> i want to just talk briefly about this notion of a two-step measure that speaker boehner ports, a stopgap that will buy a little time to january. can we afford that or can we do this all in one step? >> i'm not a fan of that, look. we all know what the issues are. we've been talking about this for two years. we had two dry runs at it now. i'm not a fan of a two-step process. let's rip the band-aid off and deal with this. i don't like that approach, and my hope is that people would just sit down, we know what the issues are, let's put forth a solution and get this behind us. there will be other events down the road where we he will have to take even deeper steps. this is an issue that will take
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awhile for us to resolve. i don't like the notion of a small down payment and kicking the can down the road. i think it's time for us to act. i don't know how the atmosphere could be any better. there's more commonality here than people could possibly imagine here on this issue, there is, let's just do it in and out. >> i think a lot of folks want to see you work together and work this out. thank you for coming on this morning senator bob corker. >> rip off that band-aid, huh? we want to check in with jenna wolfe now. >> four days now since the election and no word on the results in florida. all states must report their election results today to finally decide who won the presidential race. and three days after washington has a new governor, jay inslee
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won. >> children are biting and pulling on part of their car seat and they were manufactured from june, 2012, to august 2012, check those products if you have them at home. reports this morning say two suicide bombers killed and injured dozens of people in syria. they targeted regime forces. meanwhile, 11,000 refugees have fled, most of them to turkey. they say it's the biggest incident in 20 months of civil war. today is malala day. honoring a 15-year-old who was shot by militants while pressing for girl's education. she is now beginning to walk, talk, and reed which is wonderful news. nearly 90,000 people signed a petition questioning that she
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receive the noble peace prize. and brace yourself, justin bieber and selena gomez are no longer a super couple. bieber performed at the victoria secret show last week. and he admits to being a little distracted by the models. >> i think we know what doomed the relationship. >> if they can't survive, who can? we're talking about snow this time, not in the northeast, snow in cars and trucks slid off the highways. strong winds with gusts up to 30 miles per hour are creating significant snow drifts.
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we are going to see snow push further to the east as we head into this afternoon. you can see across the rockies we are talking about snow, even snow coming off lake tahoe out in nevada. up into montana and spreading east into bismarck, north dakota we do still have some of that heavy snow. because of that we have winter storm warnings, snow advisories, and that lake effect snow warning off of lake tahoe. hard to believe. we are looking at this cold front spreading eastward. it could create some stronger storms through the plains and also some rain showers across the northern great lakes. and in the northeast still another chilly day. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here is a peek out your window. a good saturday morning to you. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. we're off to a nice start this weekend. there are clouds up to the north and west of washington. can't rule out a quick little rain drop for you folks up toward the panhandle of west virginia. temperatures this morning are mostly in the middle and upper 30s. we're off to a chilly start. there you can see on the radar some rain showers diving southeast bound most of them drying up before they get to the
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metro area. we'll call it a mix of sun and clouds. more clouds this morning. plenty of su and that is your latest forecast. erica? >> thanks. nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hit the area, there are still thousands of people without electricity. and for many of them, patience is wearing thing. stephanie goff has the latest. >> we need release. >> reporter: 11 days after the light went out, residents are steaming. >> where is lip snara? >> lipa management has fallen down on the job. >> send in the national guard, we're fed up. >> reporter: lipa says it can't restore power until flood damaged homes are inspected. in june, a state investigation
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criticized lipa for a outdated emergency response plan with no system to predict power restoration. they did not respond to repeated requests for comment. governor cuomo called it a failure. >> it's gotten cold, it's uncomfortable. yes, we're understanding but we're also impatient, and we want more and we want it faster. >> many residents are reporting what are sometimes dangerous conditions. >> 200 elderly residents were virtually ignored until friday. >> they under played it, i felt very much forgotten about. >> chris christie toured damaged areas and asked the 200,000 without power to be patient. >> lights will be back for most
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of new jersey, on sunday. >> five times the size of what irene did to us. five times the amount of damage, five times the numbers of customers affected. it's been an unbelievable effort. >> ocean side, long island. >> people battling a serious addiction, not to alcohol or drugs, but to the internet. first, this is
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still to come on "today," simple ways to make your groceries last longer. >> and we'll show you a couple fashion a-listers who are setting a new trend.
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good morning. i'm richard jordan. topping your news today a heads up for metro riders this veterans day weekend. two stations are closed. buses will take riders between east falls church and clarendon and trains are single tracking between east falls church and vienna. single tracking also on the red line between grovener and friendship heights and greenbelt and college park on the green line. the work lasts through the day monday. today companies will gather to help veterans and their families with the second annual veterans career hiring event. this job fair is part of the american freedom festival.
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government service agencies and major companies will be on hand to provide career opportunities to vets and their families. it runs from 9:00 to 3:00 at the patriot center and is free for veterans to attend. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has a look at your weekend forecast after the break. stay with us.
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the weekend is off to a cool start but we've got a warmup in store. here is meteorologist chuck bell with a look at the forecast now. >> good morning, richard. good morning, everybody. yes indeed a chilly start. plenty of 30s on the map early this morning but we will see the return of bright sunshine especially by later this afternoon. we have cloudiness first thing this morning especially for you folks who live north and west of downtown. temperatures though in the chilly 30s at this point in time. the radar shows a couple rain drops here along into the west of interstate 81. couldn't even rule out a couple drops there northern montgomery and western howard county. we'll keep an eye on that. not going to add up to too much.
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sunshine back by later today and then back into the 70s tomorrow. >> all right. thanks. we've got more news and weather in 25 minutes but now back to the "today" show in new york. we're back on this saturday morning, november 10th, 2012. in the past couple weeks we had a a hurricane, heavy snow, and today, mother nature is apparently making up for it in the east where we're expecting temperatures in the 50s. people outside are excited about it. >> it's crazy. >> i think you're doing a fine job. >> coat, no coat -- >> that happens here. i'm erica hill with lester holt. in the next half hour, internet addiction. we've all gone through fazes
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where you can't get enough of your phone or laptop, but is being obsessed with technology a real addiction. plus, saving money on groceries doesn't end at the checkout lines. with food prices on the lines, we'll show you ways to make your staples last longer. bond is back. critics and fans are raving over the new james bond film. it comes just months after his famous cameo with the queen of england. let's begin with internet addictions. when you think of addictive behave, food, alcohol, and drugs come to mind, but experts say that internet can also cause addiction. >> i went into this as a concept tick, but boy, after i learned more about this, things like sex, shopping, hoarding, they
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were considered addictions. and these days can you add an internet addiction on top of that list? >> 911? >> i need you guys to send officers to my house. >> this is the voice of a desperate mother. >> technology was removed today, a few hours ago, and he is crying and really upset. >> her 17-year-old son, chris, turned violent when she took away his computer. >> he punched a hole in the wall? >> he is an addict to internet games. >> how do you know it's an addiction and not just a bad habit. >> because his whole demeanor changed, his whole personality, he is just a different person. he can't leave the game. >> stanford psychiatrist has
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studied obsessive internet users for a decade, he says some 13% of people show signs to interment addiction. >> for something that changed our lives so drastically and irreversibly, the internet has not received nearly the amount of attention that it deserves. >> reporter: this past april, the american psychiatric association agreed more research needs to be done into internet use disorder. and for the first time, included it in the appendix of their diagnostic manual. these women run the first treatment program for internet addiction outside of seattle. >> so whdistancing from relationships, lying to family
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and friends, not showing up with responsibilities, sleep deprivation, very nocturnal, staying up late. >> that does sound like addictive behavior. >> it is. >> stacey is one addict we met at restart. >> what is it about an internet friend that's better than an inperson friend? >> i don't know, throughout my life i've had a difficult time making friends, and i just thought that utahising the inte takes it better. >> she is addicted to a simple card game, spades, and it's chatroom. she said she spends so much time in bed, online, that it led to a divorce of a marriage of 18 years. >> didit did cost you were children? >> yes, i missed out on about
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five years of their childhood. >> the scientific proof is in the brain scans. the same area lights out for alcohol, drugs, and there is no winning any more. and in a society, i think we're just catching up to the science. >> you mentioned that you were a skeptic. >> i was. >> where is the medical community right now? >> i think some doctors say give me a break, it's one more excuse for bad behavior. others say no, look. when we where 50 years ago, we didn't think gambling or sex was an addiction. the problem is the gaming industry is gaming people. they're meant for infinity. you can't win any more and call the game quits. there's one more level, virtual money -- >> you mentioned gaming, is there a typical profile. >> for young men, 18 to 25, it's
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games, for women in their 30s, it's chatrooms and card games. both are virtual friends and virtual reality for real friends and real reality. and it's unbelievably seductive, but it's all around us. look how wired we all are. >> we're all sitting here connected, we depend on these things so much, but the line you draw is very stark. >> it takes over one's life and withdrawal can be very, very difficult. >> thank you. we're going to go outside of to the plaza and get another check of the weather. >> we're celebrating a birthday today, how old are you going to be? >> 11. >> and it's tomorrow?
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>> yes. the. we have now we're talking about a good mix of temperatures. we've got above temperatures by about 15 degrees and we've got temperatures about 30 degrees below normal back into montana. all of that colder air is slowly going to spread eastward as we go into today. we're looking at teens and 20s up through montana into the northern rockies and we've got 70s in the plains in the northeast. temperatures will be cool around here in the 50s. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> good saturday morning everybody. we have a little sunshine and clouds around first thing this morning. one or two lonesome rain drops primarily north and west of the metro d.c. area. current temperatures in the chilly 30s for most everybody but that won't last much longer. here on storm 4 radar there are a couple drops out across
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western loudoun county up toward the blue ridge so we'll keep an eye on those. it won't last long. we'll have sunshine back this afternoon. highs in the low to mid 60s today near 70 tomorrow. that means that tomorrow night is sunday night, football night in america, and we're taking you to chicago. could be the first time on sunday night football this year that weather is going to play a factor. the texans taking on the bears, showers, heavy rain, thunderstorms possible, and temperatures will start off okay, but they will fall before the end of the game. lester? >> that's bear weather. thanks. up next, saving money by making your groceries last longer. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week.
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to make your groceries last longer. >> good morning. keeping our families fed is no easy chore these days with skyrocketing cost of food. so it makes good sense to know how to make your grocery dollar stretch. so with the help of america's test kitchen, i got a test on storing food. grocery prices are sky high, and experts say they're expected to climb. >> they will go up 4% or 5%. >> jack bishop knows the secret to making foods last longer. >> you can buy as long as you know how to store properly. first, we looked at flower. if you're going to keep it for a couple months, it's fine in the pantry. it's best to put it in the freezer because it has oils that can turn rancid. put the bag right in, let the
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flour warm up. >> next, got milk? >> how can you buy it, keep it, and make it last. >> if you just use a little milk in coffee, occasional baking, powder milk is a great way to save money. it's a lot cheaper. >> and it doesn't have to go in the fridge or freezer? >> no, in the pantry. >> and another staple, bread. >> that's where the bread belongs, you don't eat it in a day or two, keep it in the freezer. one place you never want to put it is the refrigerator. it will retrograde and it makes them dry out and awful texture. wrap them in wrap and foil and
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put it in the freezer. >> butter is a great thing to buy in bulk. you can keep the sleeve on, understand once you break into it, put it in a freezer back. you have 12 months to use the butter, so if you see it on sale, buy it now because prices of butter are going up. >> we love frozen blueberries, strawberries, baking, they're great, you can make a pie for with frozen blueberries is about $5 and fresh is about $20. we love peas, carrots, and spinnage. some don't freeze as good as others, these we think are as good as fresh. >> and last, a tip for storing burgers. >> a lot of us like to buy meat
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in bulk. >> if you love bergers, shape these into individual patties, use wax paper to separate, put them in a ziploc bag. >> make sure oil stays fresh longer, store it away from heat, light, or keep it in your refrigerator, because they go rancid. >> and use a good strong freezer bag, not a regular one. >> they like glad bags. >> thanks. still ahead, the courageous dog, rescued from a trash happy. ♪ ♪ ♪
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to help in this flood and hurricane clean up, and we went out for ourselves to see the volunteers, the outpouring, and it is huge. >> it was -- it was sort of infectio infectious. >> we were at a center run by the united way. the volunteers came out because they felt they had to do something, and the people coming in for help, some of their stories were incredible in terms of what they lost and where they were two weeks later. >> we talk about volunteerism as something to do, all you have to do is go to some of these places and take a look. you can't sit in a room and be around these people without feeling a need to help. it wasn't a chore. you go and you feel a sense of i want to do this, i want to help my fellow neighbor.
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one day the tables could be turned, and we were working among people affected by the storm who were there themselves to help. >> the floor that we were sweeping there, it was overwhelming at first, but once we started, we -- you get wrapped up in the whole thing, and you're like we're here to fix this. >> yeah, we need help, can you do this? sure. >> everyone there was equally, it was really a great feeling. >> and you don't have to be in the new york area to help. there are so many ways you can help. we'll have more on that tomorrow and today. still ahead, when it comes to presidential elections, why is florida such a state of embarrassment.
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good morning. it is 7:56 on this saturday, november 10th. some d.c. streets are closing for the american heart association annual heart walk. the walk which raises money for heart disease and stroke research is set to shut down several d.c. streets including new jersey avenue, 3rd street, 4th street, n street and potomac avenue. the closures start around 9:15 this morning. everything should be back to normal around 11:30 there are also metro closures. two teenagers face charges for killing a d.c. cab driver. police found a burning cab in northeast d.c. wednesday night with the man's body inside. investigators say the two 17-year-olds robbed the driver and then shot him in the head. police have not released that
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it's my kind of latte. try the simply delicious latte everyone can enjoy. america runs on dunkin'! before you head out you'll want to listen to the forecast. we are in for temperatures we haven't seen in sometime. here is meteorologist chuck bell with the good news. >> hey, richard. good morning to you. yes indeed good news in the forecast. we have some sunshine and clouds around first thing in morning. one or two lonesome rain drops in the far northern and western suburbs out toward i-81. those are drying up fast. temperatures are now generally in the upper 30s to around 40 degrees. here you can see on storm team 4 radar these little showers drifting ever so quickly down to the south and east so can't rule out a quick little rain drop this morning but that is about it. rain chances will be gone long before noon. we'll be left with a beautiful afternoon today. sun and clouds mixed together. highs today upper 50s to low and mid 60s. driving down to charlottesville the hurricanes and cavaliers kicking off at noon today. beautiful weather in
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charlottesville for the game. you want to see your game featured at 9:00 a.m. tell me who is playing, when and where. to >> all right. we've got another news upda welcome back to "today." saturday morning, the 10th day of november, 2012. we thank everyone for spending their day with us. i'm lester holt with erica hill, and coming up, the shocking resignation of general david petraeus. it was a sudden and public toend a career for the general. we'll have more on his story in just a moment. and it's now been four days since president obama won the election, but the votes have not been certified in florida.
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when it comes to voting, why can't they get their act together? >> it's pretty amazing, isn't it? then, james bond rises again in "sky fall." why some say it's the best 007 movie yet. and the new york aquarium was devastated when hurricane sandy hit, but some employees rose to the occasion to save the animals. and christina aguilera stops by, talks about the elements of the show, and what it's like to mentor her team. we begin with a sudden fall from grace by the director of the cia, david petraeus resigned friday because of an extramarital affair and sent shock waives through the nation. >> good morning, erica, sources on the hill and at the white
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house say general david petraeus' rep station was sterling. it all changed this week when he offered his resignation. on the heals of the president's triumphant reelection, cia general david petraeus resigned from the position he's held since last year. this is president obama praising him while announcing his resignation. >> reporter: petraeus, a retired four-star general, who led combat forces in iraq and afghanistan, was considered a top leader of his generation. >> i feel thankful for the opportunity to contribute. >> the white house says they learned about the situation on wednesday. general david petraeus called and asked to see the president on thursday.
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the president asked for 24 hours to consider and accepted on friday. in his resignation letter, petraeus' writes that after 34 years of marriage, i showed extremely poor judgment. it is unacceptable as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. david petraeus was a distinguished cadet. he got a ph.d from princeton, and they had two children, including ason, who was recently serving in afghanistan. >> my wife holly is with me today. she has hung tough while i have been deployed for 5.5 years. >> she served on the white houses consumer finance bureau. earlier this year, petraeus was the subject of a biography by another west point graduate, paula, who appeared on "the
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daily show" to talk about the ok. >> he is a bit concerned about legacy, and he came at it from a mentoring point of view. >> nbc confirmed that they opened an investigation to see if she had improper access to his e-mail or computer. and michael morell was appointed to the cia, and thanked petraeus for his extraordinary service to the nation for decades and wishing him and his wife the best at this difficult time. dianne feinstein staid "i wish president obama had not accepted his resignation, but i understand and respect this decision." >> ultimately, if he did not feel comfortable with david petraeus, and david petraeus did not feel comfortable representing the cia, and ot
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government, then they made the right move. >> they say the is not under investigation, and they don't anticipate bringing charges. the this comes as the obama administration faces hard questions on the attack in benghazi. >> kristin welker, thank you. tom ricks, good to have you with us this morning, david petraeus is featured in three of your books, you know him, how surprised were you? because i'm guessing you were surprised when you heard this news. >> i have known him for about 13 years. i know paula broadwell as well. i was surprised about dave petraeus himself, personally,
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but i'm not surprised when we put a human being out in the war zone for six and a half years, subjecting him to enormous pressures, had a bout with cancer, and we're willing to lose an effective general because of consenting behavior with another adult. if we did that to eisenhower, he would have been fired and the war would have lasted longer. so our standards have changed. somehow we care more about personal moral lapses than we do about having effective leaders. and that worries me. >> but is a moral lapse more of a concern when you're dealing with the intelligence community than with the military
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community? >> my opinion is that paula broadwell looked at his gmail and yahoo account, but knocking around afghanistan, reporters hear a lot of classified information too. if they will start charging people for access to classified information, you have to put most of the national security staff for the new yorkimes and the washington post in jail. >> what can you tell us about paula broadwell? >> she's smart, tough, ambitious. she once told me that she was very upset because the army wouldn't let her go to sniper school. she is a world burner. homecoming queen, class president all at the same time. i can see how petraeus would be impressed by her. i'm just story it turned into a personal tragedy for two families there.
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>> tom ricks, appreciate your time this morning, thank you. >> you're welcome. time now to turn to jenna with this morning's other top stories. >> good morng, america is heading towards a fiscal cliff, and president obama and republican leaders are saying there is room to compromise, but no one seems willing to back off their position on tax cuts. we're all over it, mike is at the white house. talks will be held next week, tell us everything you need to know, you only have a few minutes or less. >> both sides say they want compromise, you're right, but there doesn't appear to be any common ground on one very big issue, and that is how much should the wealthy pay in taxes. it's the key sticking point. we heard a lot about it, there's a lot of bush-era expiring tax cuts. if we go over the cliff, americans will pay more than half a trillion more in taxes next year alone. you combine that with mandatory
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automatic spending points, and analyst say it could mean soars unemployment next year and yes, another recession. yesterday, the two key players in all of this, the speaker of the house and president obama laid down their markers, drawing lines in the sand. i'm open to compromise, but, i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors, and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000, aren't asked to pay a dime more. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> so jenna, we have seen this movie before, partisan posturing, whether it goes to the limit, to the end of the acquire, remains to be seen. both sides, the congressional
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leadership, and president obama, he he will be hosting them here at the white house next week. >> well said, well informed, thanks, mike. long island new york is calling for federal help to get the power back on. nearly a half million customers are still in the dark just two weeks after hurricane sandy hit, new york just joined new jersey in gas rationing. only a quart of the stations are now open. an important message for anyone that owns a car seat. a safety recall is out on car seats. children have been gagging on the pads on the seats, the boulevard 70 g 3, advocate 70 g 3, and civilian 70 g 3. check those if you have them at home. today is degz signated malala d. the 15-year-old shot by
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militan militants. a petition is going around the world asking that she get a noble prize. >> black fried is coming early, black friday is now on tuesday. retailers will open on thursday. workers complained last year when they opened at midnight, so how did they respond? they opened even earlier this year. rumor has it valentines day is the target date for black friday next year. let's just settle down a bit. let's go back to lester and erica. >> are you over there? >> i couldn't see -- >> you could hit me with a spit wad from there. >> you see the spacing here in studio 1a?
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okay, bye. i'm done. >> she needs to go start her shopping for black friday. thanks, we found dillon, we found her. >> i was peaking through the window, but nobody spotted me, look whose 30, look who is 50, an it's your 40th birthday, we have an 80-year-old women over there, i'll introduce you new a minute. we're talking snow in montana, the first snowstorm of the season. look at those conditions, bozeman, montana. trucks and cars were sliding off the road. there large hail, damaging winds, a
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strong cold front moving eastward. also producing some showers up into chicago area. light showers. nothing too heavy but all about the snow up through the northern plains and northern rockies. that cold front is going to move eastward and that warm front is moving eastward too. the 50s in the northeast today will be replaced by 60s as we go into tomorrow afternoon. so sunday looks real nice. that's a look at weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> good saturday morning everybody. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. we have sunshine in the area for now. even a few clouds as well. one or two lonesome rain drops to the west of interstate 81 but the weather pattern is going to be improving as we go through the weekend. current temperatures now with the morning sunshine rising into the mid 40s here in town. still mid 30s out toward martinsburg west virginia where there is a chance for a couple rain drops. improving weather becoming sunny today and mild. highs back into and we told you beautiful
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lola celebrating 80 wonderful years, where are you from? >> i'm here with my six daughters, and we're all from minnesota, north dakota, and colorado. >> i was wondering why everyone was so beautiful, it's all thanks to your mom, right? that's your latest weather. >> thanks, democracy plaza is gone, but in florida, they're still counting votes, they won't have a final tally until today. the race there remains too close to call in the eyes of the rest of the country, it's just another election that's beyond embarrassing. we look at what's wrong with florida when it comes to voting. >> yes, florida has been there before. in 2000, we had the hanging chads. >> in 2004, problems with the then new and improved touch screen system. and this year, the simpler paper bat loll, and each page has to
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be fed into a scanner, and the equipment could not keep up. >> waited in line for a very long time. by the way we have to fix that. >> from south florida to the state capital, florida voters say they're embarrassed. >> they don't call it fli rflor for nothing. >> it can't be that hard, if the rest of the country can do it, why can't we? >> it makes us think our vote doesn't count. >> the problems brought one country supervisor of elections to tears. >> i will do whatever it takes to ensure this does not happen again in lee county. >> and for late night comics, new material. >> some people had to wait five or six hours to vote there. what goes on in florida? they had four years to fix this
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and four years before that. we need to make sure florida never gets the olympics. >> this may make sense if you've been in florida for a long time, there used to be a promotional campaign in this state. >> don't argue, this is florida. >> what state leaders now wish they could adopt is what happened in florida, stays in florida. >> reporter: florida's election process where again, there are promises. next time it will be better. for today, kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. up next, james bond, back. ♪ ♪
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not old enough to enjoy "for your eyes only" but if was half of the anticipation there is for "sky fall" we're in for a big ride. >> it has captivated audiences decade after decade after decade after bond, after bond, after bond. he is still the most daring british spy with a license to kill. a host of gadgets, a weakness for vodka, and a never ending stream of those bond girls. >> and the latest installment, "sky fall." marking the 50th anniversary, is no exception. >> it's on track to be the most profitable jamz bond movie of all time.
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it's already made $270 million worldwide. >> it's the first one that's directed by an oscar winning filmmaker, sam mendez, and fan favorite, daniel craig is getting great reviews from fans. >> a lot of fans call him and sean connery the best of all time. he brought a real grittiness to it, a reality to it, a cool factor that i think was missing from the jamz bond franchise. >> gritty, cool, larger than life. appearing with the queen at the olympics in london, and while it may remake a mystery, why the man of mystery doesn't look like he's going away any time soon. six different actors have
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it's 8:26 on this saturday, november 10th, 2012. i'm angie goff. topping our headlines this morning a heads up to metro riders this veterans day weekend. two stations on the orange line are closed. buses will take riders between east falls church and clarendon. also trains are single tracking between east falls church and vienna. single tracking also is happening on the red and green line. the work lasts through the day monday. it's a sign the holidays are just around the corner. the annual holiday show "ice" opens next friday at the gaylord national resort in national harbor. 40 ice carvers are putting the finishing touches on the life sized sculptures this weekend.
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two million pounds of ice are being used and, yes, that ice slide is back this year. this year's theme is the movie shrek. today companies will gather to help veterans and their families with the second annual veterans career hiring event. the job fair is part of the american freedom festival. it runs from 9:00 to 3:00 at the patriot center and is free for veterans to attend. we'll have a live report from the fair coming up at 9:00. we'll check on your forecast next. stay with us.
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tell us about this warmup. >> all right. i can do that for you. it's going to be a very nice day outside today. we have some clouds around and even one or two lonely little rain drops first thing this morning north and west of town. a nice day today. sunshine back in full force later this afternoon. current temperatures now climbing out of the 30s and into the 40s across most of the area thanks to the sunshine we can see out the window at least here at our studios in northwest washington. you can see it on storm 4 radar rain drops drying up with time and as a result our weather will continue to improve. sun and clouds today. nice and mild. highs today upper 50s along skyline drive into the mountains but low to mid 60s around town and then for tomorrow sunny and warmer. perfect weather for veterans day celebrations of all kinds.
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highs tomorrow pushing 70 degrees. 70 or better on monday, too. >> all right, chuck. sounds good. 90 minutes of news, weather, and sports coming up your way at 9:00. for now back t >> back on a saturday morning, and talk about a beautiful day here on the plaza. any day is a great day to come to the plaza, but today is a nice break from the crazy weather we've been having in the area. >> i thought tree was supposed to be arriving soon. >> it's on it's way. >> a lot of people going to be here. >> we want to thank the people here this morning for spending part of their morning with us. just ahead in this half hour, fashionably frugal. we're all trying to save a little money and still look
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chic. whoever said you should not wear the same outfit twice obviously never met the duchess of cam bridge or the first lady michelle obama. >> do you remember what somebody else wore at an event. >> oddly enough, i can't always remember what i wear, but i remember events by clothes. when i went to the janet jackson concert in 1984, i remember exactly what i wore. >> the new york aquarium sits right there on the beach, and a lot of heroic employees stood their ground and saved the fish there. >> erica, you're new here, but you should know that i'm the queen of practical jokes, and
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when you at least expect it, you will be the target of many, so there is a thing you've heard of, photobombing, now we have phone bombing. and we have this adorable wedding picture, 88 years in the ma making. and it's a bunch of fun things we will recap. >> and a heart warming story of survival. this abandoned dog has made a comeback. >> and we're going to talk about the current season of "the voice" with christina aguilera. >> first, we have a final check of weather. it's like if you miss this, you won't know anything for the rest of the day. >> yes, don't look up at the sky, it will just confuse you. we're looking at a n
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a lot of messy weather in the northeast for quite sometime. messy weather back through the northern plains into the dakotas. we do have some of that severe snowfall that is continuing to go around, too. we also have a slight risk of stronger storms in the middle of country and could see large hail and also end up with gusty winds. tomorrow that line of rain stretches from northern wisconsin right down into texas and then the eastern half of the country finally enjoying a warmup. in fact in the northeast temperatures will go from 50s today into the 60s tomorrow but then on the flip side of that kansas goes from mid 70s today down into the 50s tomorrow. so a huge change in temperatures happening all across the country. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. good morning everybody. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. outside of our window we're getting filtered sunshine through a little cloud cover early this morning. the last of the rain drops just about done in parts of northern
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maryland. current temperature 44 in washington. 35 in martinsburg, west virginia. there you can see on storm 4 radar most of the rain drops well to the north of town and drying up fast. so clouds to start your day but sunshine coming back. highs today in the 60s. the bison are on the road takin on georgia southern. want to see and that is your latest forecast. >> thanks, plenty of headlines have been made lately over not just what certain high profile win are wearing to some of the big events in their lives, but what they're wearing again and again. we have the story from london. >> reporter: why would it be bloe global news that someone was wearing an article of clothing over again. it just wasn't done in the past. princess diana, after she was done with her clothes, would auction them off. >> there were landmark dresses and occasions.
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>> today, with the fiscal cliff looming, and people rioting, what could be more than excess. >> it's a badge saying why not play that dress again. michelle obama wore this dress for the third time in public. "people" magazine gave a very modern explanation, she had no time think about an outfit and made a last minute decision. michelle has be-- and duchess k wearing a gown that she wore the
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year prior. >> if anyone has thrown the world of wear it once in the world's face, it has been kate. she has been known to shop from bargain bins, and she wore this dress twice in 11 days. she clearly feels if the shoe fits, keep on wearing it. even the queen reused her dress from kate's wedding. >> i saw her wear a purple outfit about seven times at different occasions, but because the queen is so visible, people don't notice at all. >> finally fashion goddesses have tossed this rule out. i guess that's relief for the rest of us. parts of new york city and suburbs are regaining power again after the one-two punch of hurricane sandy, but one popular
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landmark remains in the dark. it's the new york aquarium. the animals there were saved by a very dedicated staff. >> though it's filled with the wonders of the sea, during hurricane sandy, the ocean devastated the new york aquarium. >> we knew we were getting hit faster than we expected for sure. my forget thought was we lost the aquarium. >> the storm surge flooded aquarium, water reaching up to 15 feet and destroying vital utilities, the biggest cry access they have ever faced. >> all of our electrical equipment was gone. >> electrical equipment controlling key life support systems, sustaining the 12,000 fish and marine mammals, including one new resident.
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last month, an orphaned baby walrus was found and brought in. jenkinson's air quare yum spent two weeks without power and may have to evacuate their animals next week. back at coney island, many employees moved in. when they finally got a chance to check on the animals, instead of him hiding in the corner, he was swimming on his back and vocalizing. the water was hurricany, but the image was clear. most of the animals from fish to ot teters were alive and health.
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♪ ♪ ♪ grown in america. picked and packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life. morning we're launching the weekly rewind. jenna is here with stories we may have missed. >> say it again. >> i can't. >> here we go, a bunch of really interesting things that happened this week. number one, have you ever been
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on your cell phone, and someone comes next to you and yapping really loudly right next to you. this is apparently what all of the young kids are doing, i give you phone bombing. >> what time do you want to do? maybe 7:30? i'm sorry, what? >> i said 7:30. >> hang on, the reception is bad, that's a little better. >> okay. >> no, well, i'll let her know, 6:30. >> you see what's happening there, the guy with long hair has no eyed what is happening. >> if you don't think you'll do that to somebody -- >> is that what you were doing today in make up? >> now have it's all coming together. >> so hopefully is happens to other people now. number two, you know those sour
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patch candies? you know they insanely tangy, so you prepare for them, what if you're not prepared, and you're 80, and your grandkids ask you to try some of your candy. this is what happens. >> give me a tissue. >> it gets sweet. >> no, dad, it gets sweet. >> it gets better. >> we're not making fun of the guy, but it was like when i did that to my grandfather and i was six. >> just not on video. >> and also not on the youtube, just saying. let's move on, we redefine the word adorable. here are the woos in their first
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official wedding photo taken, 88 years after they were married. they're pry like what do you mean cheese, why cheese? >> were there not cameras when they were married? >> maybe not, but there was in the last ten years -- >> maybe they wanted to wait for 80. >> they did, and then at 88 they really got it. thank you, christina aguilera talking about "th thank you, christina aguilera talking about "th voice."
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hits with "lotus." christina, nice to have you with us. >> thank you, thanks for having me. there's been a few changes to "the voice" this season, do you like it? >> i do, any more excuse to push that button. we have it back in there, going strong, and people are really seeming to appreciate it and like it. it keeps the action going, it's fun. >> i would think that makes it more fun you for guys too, does it make a real difference in the team? >> it does, maybe you might have missed the opportunity the first time around, and you never know in the dynamics of who they will go up against, one person, another coach might pass on someone else, that might be great. last season i had this battle between two amazing male vocalists, jesse and anthony. and you know, it was -- they were both so incredible. if we had steal last year,
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someone would not have gone home that day. it's a very interesting format that gets better and better with this show. >> i'm a very big fan of the show. one of the things you hear a lot about is that it's a show that parents and kids can watch together. you're all very supportive and positive, how important was that to you in agreeing to be a part of this show? >> i only said i would be a part of the show only if it was to be in support of talent. not tearing it down or taking jabs, or cheap shots for ratings. you know, that's not cool, that's not what it's about. i have sheen some of that come out on some other shows, and it really turns me off of the whole idea. but all four of us, we all had the same vision going in. it was a passion project to support talent, me, blake, adam, cee-lo. we're all game for taking shots
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at each other on the same playing field. we know as performers what it's like to get up there, it reinspired me in a way to hopefully when i went into the recording of "lotus" to specifically write songs for the next generation of true talented vocalist. >> so we asked some viewers and fans if they had questions for you, some of them were curious about how much you keep in touch with them. beth from texas wants to know if you keep in touch with contestants after that leave and do you continue to help them? >> i do, i absolutely do, la rosa wanted to come finish school out here, chris man, last year's contestant, now on itunes with his song "rose."
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he is with the guy that signed me to my first record deal, so it's a whole family thing going on. i keep in touch with beverly, yeah, it's good times, you know. >> we only have a short time for this one, but josh from idaho wants to know what it's like when you put the button, turn around, and the person does not at all match the voice. >> it's, you know, it's surprising. we turned our chair around by not pressing the button. and you know, really, some crazy stuff has gone down. some are much older, some are much younger, and sometimes it all makes sense, and sometimes you take it back, and sometimes someone is extremely good looking and you take it back, that's what beauty of that show is, you can't judge anybody except for being based on a
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prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours with prevacid24hr. we've all heard stories about dog rescues, but this one is sure to warm your heart. we want to introduce you to fiona who was found in a trash heap. she is blind, abused, and found in a trash heap. two years after hope for paws came to her aid, she is here with her owners chris and michelle gentry. great to have you here. what a story.
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the group that found her, what did they have to do to nurse her back to health? >> when they found her, she was, you saw the condition, they said it was the worst flea investation, shaved her down, cleaned her up for the vet. she was fine, but the eyesight they found out, they confirmed she was blind in both eyes but they could resthoer vision in one if they could raise money for surgery. >> and here she sits today in pretty good shape, how did you find her? >> we were looking to adopt a dog for my parents, and a friend sent her video, and of course, we cried, and we were like we have to find that dog a home. so she ended up with us. >> are you surprised at some of the reaction that she's received and the story that has picked up over the last week or so? >> honestly i didn't just because when i first saw the
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video, i thought how do more people not see this. we had her about a year, and when it went viral it went crazy. when it hit the websites, we're like okay, we're not crazy. >> you're about to lose her to dillon. >> is she a happy dog? >> yes. >> and she is dog of the year, right? >> yes. >> thanks for bringing her, we hope people realize it's important to rescue dogs. >> and any bread you think you want, there is a rescue group for it. >> tomorrow on "today." the popular "twilight" series as we prepare for the last installation.
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good morning everyone i'm angie goff. >> straight ahead on news 4 today tarnished reputations. the affair and resignation and now the federal investigation into four star general david
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patraeus. this as story first reported by nbc news. traffic alerts. events getting ready to start right now that could impact your weekend plans. we'll talk weekend weather. i think we'll enjoy most if not all of the weekend. we could have some clouds first thing this morning. how long will they last and how warm will it get? i'll tell you soon. we're less than two weeks now into the big show. this morning this year's macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> plus protecting your pets from medication to exercise. some things to consider to keep your dogs and cats safe. >> justin bieber and selena split up. >> oh, no. >> all that and more. we're back in
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hi everyone. good morning. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. welcome to news 4 today. it is saturday, november 10, 2012. boy, it's not going to feel like november. >> no it's not. we are in for a big time warmup here. let's go to meteorologist chuck bell in storm center 4 with all the details. >> good morning. it didn't feel like november last weekend either but last weekend it felt like december and this weekend it's going to feel a little more like october. so that's all in all how we make it feel like november on an average month. for now though we do have some clouds to deal with first thing on your


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